Burlington voters pass 1 out of 2 bonds

Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 11:58 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 6:54 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The results are in from a special election in Burlington Tuesday on two bond votes: one passed and one failed.

First, a $20 million Burlington Electric Department bond passed with nearly 70% voting for it.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger calls the bond a first-of-its-kind opportunity to help the Queen City achieve its climate goals. The money will be spent on the electric grid and more green technology.

A second bond that would have put money into things like streets and bridges did not pass.

While more than 50% voted for an infrastructure bond, it needed a two-thirds majority.

Weinberger says the city team will be working in the coming weeks to figure out another route to pay for repairs.

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